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Mélodies - Debussy, Fauré, Poulenc / Bostridge, Et Al


Release Date: 11/02/2004 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 57609   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gabriel FauréClaude DebussyFrancis Poulenc
Performer:  Julius DrakeLeon BoschIan Bostridge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belcea String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Bostridge’s many qualities in French song finally make it to disc... Poulenc seems to suit Bostridge well, and the Apollinaire songs receive sensitive performances, especially Montparnasse with its lyrical evocation of the small hotels and the poet distributing leaflets... Bostridge and Drake have often performed Poulenc’s Tel jour, telle nuit cycle in recital. These wonderful Eluard poems are open to many interpretations, and Bostridge makes an eloquent lover in ‘Je n’ai envie que t’aimer’ as well as a passionate, jealous one in ‘Figure de force brulante et farouche’...The high point is Fauré’s La bonne chanson with the Belcea Quartet...Throughout, the support of the quartet seems to bring an almost ecstatic response; unlike Read more so many song-cycles, La bonne chanson celebrates a happy, optimistic love. In this respect, Bostridge’s youthful ardour is both touching and well-judged."

Patrick O'Connor, GRAMOPHONE
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Works on This Recording

1.
La bonne chanson, Op. 61 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Julius Drake (Piano), Leon Bosch (Double Bass), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belcea String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Date of Recording: 2004 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 23 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: French 
2.
Fętes galantes, Set 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: French 
3.
Fleur jetée, Op. 39 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: French 
4.
Les berceaux, Op. 23 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; France 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: French 
5.
Au bord de l'eau, Op. 8 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: French 
6.
Prison, Op. 83 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Julius Drake (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: French 
7.
Clair de lune, Op. 46 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: French 
8.
Nell, Op. 18 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; France 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: French 
9.
Montparnasse by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941-1945; France 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: French 
10.
Počmes (2) d'Apollinaire by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Julius Drake (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; France 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: French 
11.
Počmes (2) d'Aragon by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: French 
12.
Tel jour, telle nuit by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Julius Drake (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; France 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 

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